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December 4th, 2000

What Happened to The Simpsons?

Okay. I just watched the episode wherein Homer makes a Drudge-like webpage, which you can see here. The episode itself, I thought, was pretty pretty bad. The plot was, uhm, not there. It seems as if this has been happening for a while, though. I don’t even know if I can say that The Simpsons is still one of the best shows on TV… not with Saved by the Bell still in reruns!

I’m a Simpsons fan, but I think it’s time to hang it up. It just isn’t that good anymore. It’s 11 years old, for cryin’ out loud… very few shows with actual content make it past two seasons. Let’s just respect that in its heyday, The Simpsons was a very funny TV show, and remains the longest-running cartoon in TV history. Bow out. -pm

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FROM: Tina
DATE: Monday December 4, 2000 -- 8:33:52AM
You've presented a point I have wanted to investigate for a long time...why are men so fascinated by The Simpsons? What makes it so appealing? I like it, but hey, it's not THAT great.



FROM: Rob
DATE: Monday December 4, 2000 -- 9:21:56AM
The only redeeming bit about this past episode was the homage to The Prisoner. The rest of it was pretty lame.

It kinda makes me sad that a show like The Simpsons has become can stay on the air but Family Guy disappears.



FROM: Paul
DATE: Monday December 4, 2000 -- 9:26:35AM
I think it appeals to guys because a lot of the humor was on a lower-level, but it also had a high degree of more cerebral humor, too.

For the record, one of my female pals absolutely adores The Simpsons.



FROM: Robert
DATE: Monday December 4, 2000 -- 9:27:57AM
Eh, it's still entertaining. If you want to believe that it ended years ago, go ahead. I'll still watch it.
There really isn't any point to complaining. If the show does not serve you, you'd do yourself a favor to not watch. If enough people give up, it might just go away.



FROM: Paul
DATE: Monday December 4, 2000 -- 10:58:43AM
There really isn't any point to complaining.

Sure there is! Content. ;)



FROM: Robert
DATE: Monday December 4, 2000 -- 12:32:40PM
Paul--Is the pressure to perform getting to you?



FROM: Robert
DATE: Monday December 4, 2000 -- 1:40:40PM
Tina--Are you trying to suggest a male/female disparity in liking the Simpsons. Do you realize in doing this you will have reduced this (once) great show to the level of the Three f'ing Stooges? :0



FROM: Matt
DATE: Monday December 4, 2000 -- 3:21:02PM
I can name one show that went 10 seasons all of which were great: Married With Children. Also I think I spotted Seven on a milk carton recently.



FROM: Tina
DATE: Tuesday December 5, 2000 -- 8:47:40AM
Even Paul said: "For the record, one of my female pals absolutely adores The Simpsons." Notice the word ONE. Not ALL or SOME or MANY....ONE. What does that say? And the only Stooges I happen to like are the ones once fronted by Iggy Pop. (I think!) Anyway, at least the Simpsons are a little more highbrown than ... South Park. Yikes! :)



FROM: Paul
DATE: Tuesday December 5, 2000 -- 9:09:59AM
Of course, Iggy was the Stooge after Shemp but BEFORE Curl(e)y Joe - he didn't last long.

South Park... man, that's a train wreck.



FROM: Robert
DATE: Tuesday December 5, 2000 -- 9:58:09AM
Iggy got bounced from the Stooges after too much on-camera nudity.

South Park is sloppy but consistently hysterical.



FROM: Paul
DATE: Tuesday December 5, 2000 -- 11:05:43AM
Not that Thanksgiving ep, Robert. ;) Other than that, yeah, SP is pretty good.



FROM: Robert
DATE: Tuesday December 5, 2000 -- 11:13:35AM
Which SP Thanksgiving episode do you mean? The Braveheart one from last year was pretty crappy. This year's I liked. I was happy to see Timmy's destructive side.



FROM: Paul
DATE: Tuesday December 5, 2000 -- 2:18:47PM
This year's. I thought it was, uh, pretty bad.



FROM: Robert
DATE: Tuesday December 5, 2000 -- 2:23:26PM
Paul--We must agree to disagree. How 'bout last week's episode? I thought it was a nice idea but a little constraining. I was superjacked that they got Malcolm McDowell (f'g Caligula!) to narrate. The best part is at the end when he says that he's just "an English person.



FROM: jeff
DATE: Saturday December 9, 2000 -- 7:36:22PM
for a good argument about this, go to:
http://x-entertainment.your.org/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=general&action-display&num=945



FROM: Robert
DATE: Sunday December 10, 2000 -- 4:02:44PM
Jeff--No offense, but there can be no good argument on this topic. It's a TV show, plain and simple. If a person doesn't like it, s/he go out and get hammered on Sunday nights because it's obvious s/he has nothing better going on than to worry about entertainment.

I am going to see the legend that is Ronnie James Dio tonight, which will mean that I will miss the Simpsons tonight. I have been a long time fan yet for this I will not shed a tear.



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DATE: Saturday January 1, 2005 -- 2:59:41 pm



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